Our Grading Scale

SMW works with some of the country’s most trusted value-added suppliers of smartphones and accessories. Through relationships cultivated for over a decade, we source new and used devices directly from our trusted partners. Below you will find the reference for device Grading Scale:

A1

All A1 grade devices are fully functional. They can be described as flawless or like new. They do not have any signs of use.

A2

All A2 grade devices are fully functional. They appear flawless at first glance.

They have a few, very minor blemishes that are only uncovered upon close inspection and/or rotating them under the light. These blemishes are often found near the ports, corners or the Apple logo.

B1

All B1 grade devices are fully functional. They may appear flawless at first glance.

They may either have several faint, small scratches or a few longer, faint scratches on the screen. They may have light scuffs on their housing.

They may have small dings, blemishes, and/or nicks which are often found near ports, corners or edges.

A small percentage may have one slightly more pronounced imperfection if they are in otherwise excellent condition.

C1

All C1 grade devices are fully functional. They appear used at first glance.

They may have numerous scratches on their screens. They may have numerous scuffs or scratches on their housing.

They may have dings, small dents and heavy wear on their ports, corners, and edges.

C2

All C2 grade devices are fully functional. They appear heavily used at first glance.

They may have more pronounced, deeper scratches on their screen or housing they can be felt easily with a fingernail. Their housing may have numerous scuffs, scratches, dents or other abnormalities.

They may have dings, dents and heavy wear on their ports, corners, and edges.